Austin Dog: Hill Country Chili with Corn Chips Frito pies are a favorite treat in and around Austin. There’s something magical that happens as the crunchy corn chips soften under the hot chili and cheese. Makes 8
Carolina Dog: Pulled Pork with Cole Slaw North Carolina is renowned for its pulled pork and vinegary barbecue sauce. When we want to make these dogs, we make it easy by grabbing some takeout from our favorite BBQ joint then getting the grill going. Makes 8
Grand Rapids’ geographic spot inspired this tasty dog—a hybrid between a classic Chicago dog (the two cities share a Lake Michigan shoreline) and a Detroit Coney. Makes 8
This fresh, simple topping offers a great alternative to slaw or kraut. If you want to mimic the crunch of croutons, simply toast or grill your bun until fully crisp. To take it in a paleo direction, set aside a few whole lettuce leaves and use them as a wrap. Makes 8
Houston Dog - Chicharrones (fried pork rinds) add salty crunch to these Tex-Mex dogs.
Minneapolis Dog: Cheddar-Filled Hot Dog with Grilled Onions and Mustard
A crunchy cabbage leaf makes a perfect gluten-free alternative to a bun. It offers plenty of space to tuck in fresh herbs, piquant pickles, and, of course, a juicy dog. Makes 8
Turns out the components of a Greek salad make an awfully good topping for a hot dog, especially when they’re spiked with a hit of black olive tapenade.